'Hamilton' is headed to the big screen next year

Lin-Manuel Miranda isn't throwing away his shot.
February 3, 2020 9:11 p.m. EST
February 3, 2020 9:11 p.m. EST
Broadway fans, we have some news that will be music to your ears (literally). Hamilton, the award-winning spectacle that has earned widespread adoration from critics and audience members alike, is officially coming to a big screen near you thanks to Disney.In what is arguably one of the biggest film acquisitions ever, Disney made its way to the front of the bidding pack with a $75 million offer for worldwide rights to the famous show created by the one and only Lin-Manuel Miranda.Miranda, who wrote the music, lyrics, book, and starred in the original production of Hamilton, tweeted the news earlier today to let fans know that the movie adaptation is officially set for release in the fall of 2021. This won't, however, be an ‘adaptation’ in the original sense of the word. The movie will use previously recorded footage of the stage production featuring the original cast at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York. The footage was captured over three shows under the careful direction of Tommy Kail, with the added effect of some setup shots to ensure each element of the show is presented to the movie theatre audience from the best seat in the house. Of course, this also means the film will eventually make it’s way to the Disney+ streaming platform.[video_embed id='1887432']RELATED: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mindy Kaling and more announced as Oscars presenters[/video_embed]For Hamilton fans who weren’t able to shell out $500+ to see the original production, this will surely be very exciting news. Finally, the Broadway hit of epic proportions, earning 11 Tony Awards and a 2016 Pulitzer Prize, will be available for all to enjoy — exactly how it was intended to be experienced. Did we mention it’s one of the most popular Broadway shows… ever? Since its debut in 2015, Hamilton continues to be a huge hit around the U.S., in Canada, and London's prestigious West End. The show blends a variety of musical genres (including rap and hip-hop) to tell the story of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.The 2 hour, 45 minute musical event is set to hit theatres on October 15th, 2021. Mark. Your. Calendars. People. [video_embed id='1889897']BEFORE YOU GO: The cast of 'Cheer' just slayed the latest internet challenge[/video_embed]

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